Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles, CA 90047
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Los Angeles Southwest College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in a suburb, in Los Angeles.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,848 students attend the school. Every year 12% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Los Angeles Southwest College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,196, and fees were $24. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,514 and $24 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students5,848
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Nursing Programs

The Los Angeles Southwest College Registered Nursing Program is a program that prepares students for an Associate of Science Degree with a major in Nursing.

Students who successfully complete the two year program are prepared to function in entry level nursing and take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Application Processes:

  • Contact the Nursing Office to attend a Nursing Applicant Information Session, where applicant will receive admission information including Nursing pre-requisite form, GPA verification form and TEAS. (Applications are only available at these sessions)
  • Official Sealed transcripts (high school or GED equivalency and from all colleges and universities were pre-requisite college level coursework were preformed)
  • Submit completed application and supporting materials between the 15th of January to the 15 of March and between the 15th July and 15th September.

Applications that are not presented with a complete set of supporting documentation will not be considered for the academic pool.

The most qualified candidates are admitted at the start of the semester following the application deadline. In the case of more qualified applicants than the number of seats allocated for the semester the selection process is conducted by a lottery purpose.

Applicants accepted into the program are expected to attend a mandatory all day Nursing Orientation meeting. A student who does not attend the orientation will forfeit his/her position which will be given to an alternate candidate. There is also a highly recommended six week Orientation to Nursing Class.

Students need to complete all courses in the Nursing program with a ‘C’ grade or higher to advance in the program and earn the Associate of Science Degree. 

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 43
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 72%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1970 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$261/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $11,745
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $18,270
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $32,625
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Los Angeles Southwest College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 69% $4,526
Other Federal Grant 17% $346
State Grant & Scholarships 86% $1,638
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 5% $6,132
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,679
$30,001 to $48,000$6,609
$48,001 to $75,000$7,699
$75,001 to $110,000$9,295
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047

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